Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Classics - CLOSING LINES: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

"Lieutenant Berrendo, watching the trail, came riding up, his thin face serious and grave. His submachine gun lay across his saddle in the crook of his left arm. Robert Jordan lay behind the tree, holding onto himself very carefully and delicately to keep his hands steady. He was waiting until the officer reached the sunlit place where the first trees of the pine forest joined the green slope of the meadow. He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest." (Published 1940)

I love the classics and plan to alternately share more "CLOSING lines" over the coming months. Comment if you wish, or read for inspiration. Writing styles were different then, or were they really? 

  

12 comments:

  1. I love the ending on this one. So beautifully written!

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    1. I was quite young when I read this, and still remember how wonderful it was. Thanks Stephanie!

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  2. I read a bunch of Hemingway when I was in high school, but not since. But that's an amazing ending.

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    1. He was a fabulous author. Hope you're feeling better Dennis!

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  3. A real classic ending by a real classic author.
    Yvonne.

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  4. Great choice for a closing line to share!

    Yvonne V

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  5. Great line! I really need to check out more of Hemingway's work one of these days. I remember reading some of his stories back in high school and really enjoying them...

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    1. I enjoyed everyone one as well and read quite a few. Thanks!

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